Engineering Manager

Help our engineering team develop the next-generation education technology.

As an Engineering Manager at Duolingo, you have the technical chops to provide technical leadership and the people skills to manage a team of engineers. You manage your team’s goals, contribute to overall product strategy and develop your team.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team or teams of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews.
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects.
  • Work closely with the product management and design to ensure we are building the best products.
  • Contribute technically to projects.

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Relevant work experience, including industry experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
  • Technical management experience managing teams consisting of five or more.
  • People management skills, proven track record of mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Exceptional candidates will have

  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science or related field.
  • Extensive engineering experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven startups.

Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning service. Our apps were selected by Apple as "iPhone App of the Year", and by Google as “Best of the Best for Android," 2 years in a row. TechCrunch selected Duolingo as the Best Educational Startup in their annual awards. Unlike other online education platforms, Duolingo is a completely digital experience, meaning it requires constant interaction and is native to computers / mobile platforms.

Duolingo is a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, is a MacArthur fellow, Carnegie Mellon University professor, and the inventor of CAPTCHA. Duolingo was founded by engineers and is run by engineers. We hire ambitious people from various technical backgrounds who enjoy solving some of the world's most fascinating technological problems and improving education levels on a global scale. About 35% of our engineering team holds a PhD in computer science or a related field. In April 2016, Andrew Moore, CMU Computer Science Dean joined Duolingo’s board.

In the last three years, Duolingo has received US$83 million of funding from some of the premier venture capital firms in the country, including Union Square Ventures (investors of Twitter, Kickstarter, Foursquare, Tumblr), New Enterprise Associates (investors of Vonage, Silicon Graphics, Box), Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (investors of Google, Amazon, Electronic Arts, America Online, Compaq, Sun), and Google Capital.

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